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Wessex League

Wessex League 

2023/2024

A weaken Dorchester A went down to a 2-14 defeat against a strong Ilminster team in their Jurassic Region Wessex League game on Sunday 4 February 2024. At Dorchester the rink skipped by Jamie Lockwood (with Phil Hallett, Dave Tremlin and Brian Paulson) had a  16-20 loss to the Ilminster rink skipped by Levi Hembrow, while the rink skipped by Martin Pavey (with Ron McCarthy, Steve Barret and Lee Edwards) were overpowered 6-34 by  the Ilminster rink skipped by Jamie Chesney. At Ilminster the rink skipped by Colin Gifford (with Mick Durant, George Aslett and Jamie Watkiss) lost 15-35 to the Ilminster rink skipped by James Amory and the rink skipped by Ged Costello, (with Graham Cockett, Keith Wyman and Richard Toone) had a 16-14 win over the Ilminster rink skipped by Louis Ridout.

Unfortunately Dorchester B lost (3-13) to Moonfleet B on Sunday 4 February 2024.

Dorchester A progressed  with another 16-0 victory over Dolphin Blues in their Jurassic Region Wessex League game on Sunday 21 January 2024. At Dorchester the rink skipped by Jamie Lockwood (with Martin Pavey, Dave Tremlin and Richard Toone) had a  30 -10 win over the Dolphin Blues rink skipped by Nick Cavill, while the rink skipped by Steve Lambert-Culling (with Phil Hallett, Steve Barret and Jamie Watkiss) had a 23-12 win over the Dolphin Blues rink skipped by Brian Hobby. At Dolphin the rink skipped by Martin Puckett (with Ryan Nash, Mick Durant and James Roe) ran out comfortable 37-11 winners over the Dolphin Blues rink skipped by M Brewer and the rink skipped by George Spracklen (with Ged Costello, Graham Cockett and George Aslett) had a 30-16 win over the Dolphin Blues rink skipped by Alec McKenzie.

Unfortunately Dorchester B lost (0-16) to Moonfleet A on Sunday 21 January 2024.

Dorchester A progressed  with a 16-0 victory over Moonfleet B in their Jurassic Region Wessex League game on Sunday 3 December 2023. At Moonfleet the rink skipped by Jamie Lockwood (with Mick Durant, Graham Cockett and Richard Toone) had a  34-10 win over the Moonfleet B rink skipped by Phil Cheater, while the rink skipped by Ged Costello (with Keith Wyman, Lee Edwards and George Aslett) had a 27-12 win over the Moonfleet B rink skipped by Steve Wilson. In Dorchester the rink skipped by Martin Pavey (with Colin Gifford, Dave Tremlin and John Hill) ran out comfortable 17-10 winners over the Moonfleet B rink skipped by Colin Chatburn and the rink skipped by George Spracklen (with Roger Nicholas, Steve Barrett and Mike Porter) had a 27-14 win over the Moonfleet rink skipped by Pat Rod.

Unfortunately Dorchester B lost (0-16) to Dolphin Blues on Saturday 2 December 2023.

On Sunday 5 November 2023 Dorchester A beat Dorchester B on all 4 rinks to record a 16-0 victory.

2022/2023

In the Quarterfinals Dorchester A  lost to Welford on Avon IBC  (60-95) on Saturday 18 March 2023 at 10:00 at the neutral venue of Cotswold IBC in Stroud.  Full report to follow.

On Sunday 12 March 2023  Dorchester men beat Chawton Park Indoor Bowls Club  (100-60) in the last 16 of the Wessex League Playoffs. Live scoring from the game available via the following link here. Full report under News.  In the Quarterfinals Dorchester A now play Welford on Avon IBC on Saturday 18 March 2023 at 10:00 at the neutral venue of Cotswold IBC in Stroud.

Dorchester A progressed  to the Playoffs with a 15-1 victory over Moonfleet A in their Jurassic Region Wessex League game on Sunday 26th February 2023. At Moonfleet the rink skipped by Ryan Nash (with Mick Durant, Gareth Thomas and Richard Toone) drew 14-14 with the Moonfleet A rink skipped by Roger Bolton, while the rink skipped by Ged Costello (with Steve Turner, Steve Barrett and Brian Paulson) had a 22-18 win over the Moonfleet A rink skipped by Derek Devonald-Batt. In Dorchester the rink skipped by Steve Lambert-Culling (with Colin Gifford, John Hill and Keith Wyman) ran out 23-22 winners over the Moonfleet A rink skipped by Mike Gale and the rink skipped by George Spracklen (with Phil Hallett, Dave Tremlin and Lee Edwards) had a 21-13 win over the Moonfleet rink skipped by Kelvin Churchill. 
Dorchester B lost to Ilminster 0-16 (47-105).

Men's Wessex League games were played on 5 February Dorchester A beat Ilminster 14-2 (115-64)
and Dorchester B lost to Moonfleet B 2-14 (62-88).

Dorchester A progressed  with a 16-0 victory over Moonfleet B in their Jurassic Region Wessex League game on Sunday 4th December 2022. At Moonfleet the rink skipped by Jamie Lockwood (with Mick Durant, Keith Wyman and Richard Toone) had a  21-16 win over the Moonfleet B rink skipped by Derek Spicer, while the rink skipped by Ged Costello (with Roger Nicholas, Steve Barrett and Brian Paulson) had a 24-15 win over the Moonfleet B rink skipped by Andy Short. In Dorchester the rink skipped by Steve Lambert-Culling (with Colin Gifford, Dave Tremlin and John Hill) ran out comfortable 30-9 winners over the Moonfleet B rink skipped by Kelvin Churchill and the rink skipped by Martin Pavey (with Jamie Watkiss, Gareth Thomas and Steve Willsher) had a 29-11 win over the Moonfleet rink skipped by Mike Smith. 

2021/2022

The Dorchester run in the Wessex League came an end on Sunday after a battling campaign, underpinned by a great team spirit, which saw the team finish 2nd in the Jurassic Region and progress to the quarter finals.  These results along with the team's impressive run in the Denny Cup bodes well for the future. 

Dorchester A lost the Wessex League Playoff quarterfinal  51-86 to a strong Clarrie Dunbar team on Sunday 20th March 2022. At Clarrie Dunbar the rink skipped by Martin Pavey (with Colin Gifford, Dave Tremlin and Dave Joslin) lost to the Clarrie Dunbar rink skipped by Andrew Colebrooke, while the rink skipped Ged Costello (with Steve Turner, Phil Hallett and Geoff Ellis) lost to the Clarrie Dunbar rink skipped by Russell Francis. At Dorchester the rink skipped by Martin Puckett (with Mike Durant, Gareth Thomas and Richard Toone) lost to the Clarrie Dunbar rink skipped by Graham Shadwell and the rink skipped by George Spracklen (with Roger Nicholas, Steve Willsher and Phil Lannon) lost to the Clarrie Dunbar rink skipped by Dale Taylor.  Good luck to Clarrie Dunbar who now face Leicester in the semifinals on Sunday 27th March 2022, the full draw is available on the Wessex League website.

Wessex League 

Dorchester A progressed to the Wessex League Playoff quarterfinals with a 88-85 victory over Bournemouth in their last 16 Wessex League Playoff game on Sunday 13th March 2022. At Dorchester the rink skipped by Nick Voss (with Colin Gifford, Dave Tremlin and Darren Nutman) had a  win over the Bournemouth rink skipped by Lee Croad, while the rink skipped by George Spracklen (with Roger Nicholas, Steve Willsher and Brian Paulson) had a  win over the Bournemouth rink skipped by Clive Bunford. In Bournemouth the rink skipped by Martin Puckett (with Martin Pavey, Gareth Thomas and Richard Toone) were winners over the Bournemouth rink skipped by Alan Geary and the rink skipped by Ged Costello (with Steve Turner, Geoff Ellis and Clive Matthews) had a loss to the Bournemouth rink skipped by Chris Daniels.  The team now face Clarrie Dunbar in the quarterfinals on Sunday 20th March 2022.

Wessex League

Dorchester A progressed to the Wessex League play-offs with a 16-0 victory over Moonfleet in their last Jurassic Region Wessex League game on Sunday 27th February 2022. At Moonfleet the rink skipped by Martin Pavey (with Phil Hallett, Dave Tremlin and Dave Glanville) had a narrow 27-24 win over the Moonfleet rink skipped by Derek Devonald-Batt, while the rink skipped by Ged Costello (with Steve Turner, Gareth Thomas and Clive Matthews) had a comfortable 19-12 win over the Moonfleet rink skipped by Warren Smith. In Dorchester the rink skipped by Nick Voss (with Colin Gifford, Phil Lannon and Dave Joslin) turned around a 10 end 6-10 deficit to run out comfortable 22-10 winners over the Moonfleet rink skipped by Ryan Nash and the rink skipped by George Spracklen (with Roger Nicholas, John Hill and Brian Paulson) had a narrow 16-13 win over the Moonfleet rink skipped by Mike Gale.